Aussie Broadband taps Cisco for network upgrade

Aussie Broadband taps Cisco for network upgrade

National and international upgrade to support 500,000 users

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Aussie Broadband has announced plans for a national and international upgrade to support 500,000 users, selecting Cisco's ASR9K and NCS5500 platforms with Telstra as its wholesale partner.

The plan will see Aussie Broadband replace every piece of equipment in the Perth network across two different data centres, which will also be done in Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne by the end of March.

According to managing director Phillip Britt the new network delivers a "massive boost" in capacity and even more redundancy, increasing capacity from 30 or 40G to 400G.

"Perth to Sydney goes from 10G to 100G over Indigo Central once it's completed. Perth to Melbourne will go from 10G to 100G also," Britt said in a Whirlpool post. "Melbourne to Sydney will go from 30G to 200G with 100G of that already online.

"Sydney to Brisbane has recently gone from 20G to 40G and Adelaide remains the same with 10G to Sydney, 10G to Melbourne and 10G to Perth."

As part of it international network plans, Aussie Broadband has also purchased IP Transit capacity through Telstra Wholesale on both legs of Southern Cross and the new Hawaiki Cable system to San Jose and Los Angeles.

It will also establish points of presence at Coresite SV1 in San Jose and Coresite One Wilshire in Los Angeles.

Capacity on the Vocus Australia Singapore Cable has also been purchased with plans to acquire capacity on Indigo West once available, which will matched by a point of presence at Equinix SG1 in Singapore.

Both national and international projects are expected to be complete in late April.

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